Ryan Montbleau Band @ The Tralf Music Hall

It’s hard to describe Ryan Montbleau and his band in a few words. An acoustic guitarist, Montbleau and company meld elements of rock, folk and funk into their live sets. Having honed his live set at Boston’s House of Blues, Montbleau has released three albums with his band since 2006, including his latest, Heavy On The Vine.

Says Montbleau, “I’m not one of these people who say ‘Oh, we can’t be pigeonholed.’ I honestly wish we could, just so I could describe it quickly to people. This record has folk songs, funk songs, country tunes, a reggae tune... and the end is almost like prog-rock. It’s all over the map, but it’s all us, and we do it all wholeheartedly.”

Live, there is an interplay among the band members built upon years of relentless touring (nearly 200 dates a year) that makes the music effortless and fun. The blog Cleveland Culture described their live show: “Lyrics seemed to take on a life of their own and the seamless way that Montbleau blended blues, americana, reggae and jam band progressions gave the entire show a free flowing yet intense vibe.”

Whether its playing the main stage at least year’s Gathering of the Vibes festival, to the folk faithful at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, or to the listening room of the Tralf Music Hall, the Ryan Montbleau Band revels in their musical diversity – and in their fans - a panoply of people into jam bands, folk singers, and a little bit of funk and soul.

To learn more about the band, check out their online site now.

If you'd like more information about this event, complimentary review tickets or to schedule an interview with Ryan Montbleau, please call 716.835.3500 or email Nick.Schwartz@ESIevents.com

7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show. Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, Walmart, Tralf Box Office, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 - 716.835.3500

When: Fri, May 25, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Where: Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo)

Cost: $12.00 presale | $15.00 day of show

How to get there:
Driving directions / large map